You can make a difference in the Highlands Community by making a tax-deductible gift of cash, securities, life insurance or real estate. By pooling your gift with those of your neighbors, you can provide significant support for local needs.

Meet Stell Huie

The Highlands Community Fund is a permanent charitable resource for Highlands that supports nonprofits in our community. In partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, the Fund has made 118 grants totaling more than $750,000. CFWNC provides wonderful options for donors who wish to benefit Highlands in special ways. I trust The Community Foundation and am very dedicated to the Fund's mission for this community.

Pisgah Legal Services was awarded $7,000 for the Plateau Poverty Law Initiative that provides free civil legal assistance and advocacy to low-income Macon County residents. Photo by Michael Oppenheim.

How to Donate

Donate online or send a check made out to "CFWNC" with "Highlands Community Fund" in the memo line to the address below. (Please note that checks not made out to CFWNC may be returned.)

Mail checks to:

P.O. Box 1150
Highlands, NC 28741-1150

Memo: Highlands Community Fund

Since 1996, the Highlands Community Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 180 grants totaling $1,125,756.

Thanks to Our Donors (7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020)

  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Ainsworth
  • Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Allen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Allison
  • Mrs. Bena Bayless
  • Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bell
  • Mr. and Mrs. S. Bryan Benedict
  • Mr. and Mrs. William M. Bond
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dan W. Boone III
  • Ms. Katherine A. Bowman
  • Ms. Terrell Boyle and Mr. Alex Hill
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Jack Brinson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edwin T. Bryant
  • Mr. and Ms. Thomas M. Caudell
  • Ms. Pauline J. Cavanaugh
  • Mr. and Mrs. Madison F. Cole Jr.
  • Mr. Richard Cole
  • Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Cummings
  • Ms. Suzanne E. Dansby
  • Mr. and Mrs. Cantey Davis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Davis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robin E. Delmer
  • Ms. Lynn Devault and Ms. Glo Ghegan
  • Mrs. Ellen M. Dewar
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Dorough
  • Mr. Lawrence D. Dorr
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Doubleday
  • Mr. and Ms. Berryman Edwards Jr.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Don Feibelman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Forest Felvey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Foster
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Freisem
  • Mr. and Mrs. H. Laurance Fuller
  • Mr. and Mrs. G. Lee Garrett Jr
  • Mr. and Ms. Graham W. George Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alston Glenn
  • Golf Course Properties of Highlands and Cashiers, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Nelson H. Green
  • Mr. and Ms. Henry D. Gregory
  • Mr. and Mrs. William H. Grumbles Jr.
  • Mr. and Ms. Ed Hasler
  • Dr. and Mrs. Armand Hendee
  • Dr. and Ms. James O. Herbert
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Hicks
  • Mr. Samuel B. Hollis
  • Mr. John Hopkins and Mrs. Laurie E. House
  • Howard and Mary Eliza McMillan Foundation
  • Dr. and Mrs. W. Slocum Howland Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Vincent S. Hughes
  • Ms. Suzanne Inman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Jones Jr
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Wayne Jones
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kampa
  • Mr. and Mrs. Stiles A. Kellett Jr
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Killebrew
  • Mr. James B. Kimmel
  • Mr. and Mrs. F. Carlton King Jr.
  • Mrs. Ann Klamon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kontio
  • Mr. Roy H. Lambert
  • Mr. James Landon
  • Mr. George Lanier
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Leebrick
  • Ms. Susan H. Lindsey
  • Mr. and Mrs. T. Wood Lovell
  • Mr. and Mrs. John L. Ludwig
  • Mr. and Mrs. George T. Manning
  • Mr. and Mrs. David S. Martin
  • Dr. and Mrs. William O. Martin III
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill J. Mauldin
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Mayer
  • Mrs. Barbaranelle P. McClanahan
  • Dr. and Mrs. John A. McCoy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert McEver
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. McLarty
  • Mr. and Mrs. H. Ray McPhail
  • Mrs. Dottie McPherson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Barry Milton
  • Mrs. Catherine Mouw
  • Mr. and Ms. John Muir
  • Dr. and Mrs. Alex Nading
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jake L. Netterville
  • Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Nixon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Nurkin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Oakley
  • Mr. and Mrs. M. Lamar Oglesby
  • Patrick Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. Wallace A. Patzke and Mrs. Beth Moore
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Petrie
  • Mr. and Mrs. George H. Pettway
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond B. Phillips
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Ratliff Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry M. Ray
  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Reames
  • Mr. William B. Reeves and Ms. Stephanie Edgar
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Riley
  • Ms. Jan E. Roush and Ms. Lisa Thompson
  • Mr. L. Cary Saurage II
  • Ms. Adelaide U. Schultze
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rick Siegel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Skiles
  • Rafik Slim and Beatriz Kelen-Slim
  • Mrs. Sarah R. Sloan
  • Mrs. Peggy H. Smith
  • Mr. and Mrs. William C. Staples
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Stancil Starnes
  • Mr. and Mrs. James S. Stokes
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Stutts
  • Ann and Claude Sullivan
  • Mr. and Mrs. James P. Tate
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Tolleson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Trevathan
  • Mrs. Diane Trulock
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wright Turner
  • Mr. and Mrs. William F. Voyles
  • Watson Land & Groves LLC
  • Mrs. Ruth T. Watts
  • Mrs. Jane S. Webb
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gregory L. Weekes
  • Mr. Jeff Weller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Williamson
  • Mr. and Ms. Kenneth D. Youmans
  • Anonymous

Contact Melissa Edgington for more information about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.